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Vehicle Fitter - job post

Horsham District Council
3.5 out of 5
Up to £40,826 a year - Permanent
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Salary: Up to £40,826 pa plus triple time for bank holidays and time and a half Christmas Saturday catch up

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 03 May 2024 12:00

Interview date: 15 May 2024

Ref: CS1652

About the role:

Horsham District Council is looking for a Vehicle Fitter to work as part of a team responsible for assisting with the maintenance of Horsham District Council vehicles, ensuring the work is carried out to required standards as set out by the Council and Transport Legislation.

As a Vehicle Fitter you will work within a team to ensure that the fleet of vehicles conform to current legislation and legal standards of roadworthiness, carrying out safety inspections to the vehicle fleet according to the Council’s fleet inspection programmes and report findings. You will be responsible in completing relevant documentation regarding vehicle maintenance and repairs ensuring accurate records are maintained.

You will be offered training and development opportunities in order to progress your career if desired. We will be entering into an exciting time of development with the fleet expansion to food waste vehicles and with training and development on alternative powered vehicles.

Bank holiday working is contractual, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Where bank holidays are worked, pay is at the rate of triple time for each bank holiday. Saturday catch-up working is contractual at Christmas and New Year, paid at the rate of time and a half.

Salary: £31,364 - £33,945 pa

Supplement: £6,358 - £6,881 pa

About you:

To succeed as a Vehicle Fitter, you will have experience of heavy mechanical engineering preferably within an LGV / PSV environment and you will have the ability to work as part of a team in an operational environment. You will need strong knowledge of Health and Safety legislation in an operational workshop environment and good time management skills to enable you to work to deadlines. You will be involved in the training and learning of alternative fuelled vehicles and the exciting opportunities which comes with this.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Mark Neal, Transport Manager on 07826 858184.

About us as an employer:

We have a friendly and supportive working environment and being a smaller Council, you can really get to know everybody.

We encourage and support our employees to have a healthy work life balance by, offering 28 days’ (207.2 hours) annual leave.

We offer a generous benefits package including an online platform offering discounts from online retailers and access to a car lease scheme. Staff are also eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary.

To support employees’ professional development the Council provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and a number of training opportunities, including extensive in-house learning resources, short courses, Apprenticeships, and qualifications such as Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Visit our Jobs and careers page to find out more about Working for Horsham District Council and Our employment commitments.

To apply:

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.

Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.

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